A clutch of clubs are interested in Real Madrid striker Mariano, reports AS.
Mariano enjoyed a prolific season for Madrid’s Castilla side and impressed during the first team’s pre-season, netting a spectacular long-range strike against Chelsea.
Madrid are planning to loan him out before the close of the transfer window and no less than the five clubs have shown interest, with Villarreal, Porto, Malaga, Leganes and Alaves among his suitors.
The European champions are also looking to farm out West Ham target Martin Odegaard and midfielder Enzo Zidane.
Highly-rated at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Mariano netted 25 goals for Castilla in Segunda B last term.
The 23-year-old is keen to stay with Los Blancos and fight for a place, coach Zinedine Zidane has stressed his immediate chances of first team are slim with Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema at the club.